A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed

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Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago

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We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage

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Scillonian III Ferry ‘onboard wildlife interpreter’ Phil Clarke today pointed out the seabirds and other wildlife seen on the crossing from Penzance to Scilly and back.

Friday 4th April

Highlights of birds seen on the crossings;

Outbound: Penzance to Wolf rock; 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Surf Scoter, 1 Eider, 3 Mediterranean gulls. Wolf rock to Scilly; very few birds seen, mainly Lesser black-backed gulls.

Return: Scilly to Wolf Rock; 3 Manx Shearwater.

Wolf rock to Penzance; 6 Manx Shearwater.

Phil explained that the passengers have been enjoying the project ‘seabird leaflets’ which help them to identify seabirds, and a few passengers commented on how they were delighted by the success of the project so far.  


Principal Funders

Project Partners

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s program for financing key environmental schemes across the continent and the UK’s own Heritage Lottery Fund, the Seabird Recovery Project is also being supported by the Isles of Scilly’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.